Lords vs CommonsTug of War


Lords vs Commons Tug of War

Join us

Join us at our 32nd annual House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War event on Tuesday 5th June in the beautiful surroundings of Westminster Abbey College Gardens, opposite Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

Enjoy a glass of fizz with colleagues and friends while watching 20 teams pick up the rope and battle against each other to be crowned the 2018 Tug of War victor! With BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine compering and delicious food and drink available throughout the evening, along with entertainment from musicians and performance artists, we can promise you and your guests an afternoon to remember. The culmination of the night will see the Lords take on the Commons for the parliamentary match; who will your money be on to win?

Why not join in the fun by entering a team to compete? A great opportunity for team building or just for fun whilst raising vital funds to help support those living with cancer.

For those who would rather cheer the teams on you can buy a spectator’s ticket. If you would like to sponsor the event then do get in contact to discuss different options.

To purchase tickets, please follow the link below.

Individual ticket: £75

Team entry (for up to ten people): £4,000

To discuss team entry, individual tickets or sponsorship options, please call a member of the Special Events Team on 0207 840 4800.

Please see our sponsorship options here.

Money raised from the event will help support those living with cancer.

Please note: Macmillan Cancer Support is unable to offer refunds for tickets purchased or invoiced.

There will be photographers at this event, by attending you give permission for your picture to be used to promote this event on Macmillan’s and sponsors’ websites, fundraising materials, Mac news and local/national press.

Macmillan will use your details to send you out information about the Tug of War event, this includes your tickets and any pre and post event updates. For security reasons, we will need to send the full names only of all those attending to Westminster Abbey Gardens.

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How do I get to the venue?

The event takes place at Westminster Abbey, College Gardens, Great College Street, London, SW1P 3PA. The nearest tube stations are Westminster and St James's Park. 


What are the timings for this event?

Doors open at 5.30 pm. The event finishes promptly at 9 pm.


What is the dress code for the event?

The dress code is smart casual.


Is there disabled access?

I can't make it to the event but I'd like to donate. How do I do that?

Please donate by calling 020 7840 4800 to pay over the phone with credit or debit card.


How do I support with a prize donation?

Please let us know how you can help by calling 020 7840 4800.


Corporate Team Package £6000

Enter a corporate team and enjoy exposure for your company and team at the event

  • Team entry for 8 – 10 team members
  • Banner displayed at the side of the match pitch
  • Half page colour advert in the programme
  • 8 VIP guest tickets

Team entry £4000

  • Team entry for 8 – 10 team members
  • Can be added to any sponsor or corporate patron package

There are many Sponsor and Patron packages available ranging from £5,000 to £22,000.

Benefits to your company will include:

  • Company name and logo on event invitation, tickets and programme cover
  • Full page colour advert within programme
  • Logo and link included on Macmillan website
  • Team entry to the Sponsors’ Match
  • Pitch side banner
  • VIP tickets to the Tug of War with dedicated space within Sponsors’ Marquee
  • Opportunity for further corporate signage
  • Marketing and PR opportunities
  • Social media activity

For more information or to discuss these opportunities further, please contact Julia Halpin on 0207 840 4800 or email tugofwar@macmillan.org.uk

Last year we raised


This could pay for over 2 Macmillan social workers or family support workers for a year.

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